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. [laughter] you know, the hispanic vote turned out in huge numbers for jerry brown. >> we could easily be having this conversation about the democratic difficulties among whites, right? it would totally change, as you were saying, if you had a candidate who was getting half the hispanic vote, be talking about why obama is likely to vote from 43% of whites, even slightly lower. but, you know, the republicans have set themselves a hurdle that is so high by allowing democrats to continue winning 80% of this growing population. the share of whites you have to win becomes reaganesque, and it's hard to ask your nominee to win by a landslide every four years. >> to follow up on this point, when i was looking at your report and the growth of minority voters, i thought, well, you can't just assume those are democratic votes, and we know that republicans who run for office do very well. an african-american republican gets very few african-american votes, that's not true of a hispanic republican. and, you know, i think it's a longer-term problem for the republican party because it is hard to run
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